1999 Ford Contour SVT Consumer Review: Fun with problems
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1999 Ford Contour SVT - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

30 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (2.5L V6 5-speed Manual)

Performance
Comfort
Fun-to-Drive
Interior
Exterior
Build Quality
Reliability Value
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Fun with problems
By Erik on

Vehicle

1999 Ford Contour SVT 4dr Sedan

Review

You would do well to avoid any of these vehicles with a "clicking" noise coming from under the hood. This is what mine had and due to the same sound occurring on my previous car without any problems, this did not trouble me. About 3 months after purchasing the vehicle, there was a sound similar to that made when grounding a vehicle after a particularly high speed turn, then there was a severe loss of power. This turned out to be a dead motor ... which ended up costing more than the original price of the vehicle. Do not buy this vehicle unless it has a complete maintenance history with every possible thing that could go wrong being fixed prior to buying.

Best Features

Exhaust note with no pre-cats. Gearbox with the B&M Short Throw Shift kit installed. New motor clutch suspension setup (Bilstein Coilovers). Midnight Blue interior. Can kick just about any BMW from the last decade excluding the M3 Hatchback through M5 and the E46 M3 in every category.

Worst Features

Reliability.
Recommend (3) (1)

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